Lori’s Blog: Documentary Film Screening

Cary, NC – Last night I had the opportunity to see a thought provoking documentary by Zach Galifianakis called, “Democracy for Sale.”

Yeah, I know, you don’t think of Zach of The Hangover Movie fame as being the that kind of guy, but I have to say I was impressed.

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Cary Teen Aims to be Youngest Theatre Competition Winner

Cary, NC – Every year, Raleigh Little Theatre holds a fundraising competition that gathers singers and performers from around North Carolina. And this year, a Cary teenager is competing in hopes to be the competition’s youngest ever winner. Read more

Local Plays Written, Directed and Acted by Cary Artists

Cary, NC – It is often hard to find the time to go see a play, let alone more than one. But an upcoming production will let audiences see eight plays in one night for free, all specially selected to inspire and engage with crowds. Read more

Movie Reviews: A Cure For Wellness and Elle

A Cure For Wellness

Cary, NC – Director Gore Verbinski (The RingPirates of the Carribean) returns to the horror genre with A Cure For Wellness. The film is filled with atmosphere and terrifying imagery, and while it can’t quite stick the landing, credit must be given for Verbinski trying something so daring and dark on a big studio level. Read more

Progress Report: Downtown Park

Cary, NC – One of the biggest changes coming to Downtown Cary this year will be the addition of the Downtown Park. We checked in on the park’s progress, plans for the site and show some photos of how it looks now. Read more

Movie Reviews: The Lego Batman Movie and Paterson

The Lego Batman Movie

Cary, NC – The Lego Batman Movie is a follow-up to the surprisingly great The Lego Movie from a few years ago. That film proved to be smart, original, funny and even had a nice little lesson about creativity and learning to play with others nestled in among all the jokes and sight-gags. The Lego Batman Movie strikes gold again, as the film has jokes and puns flying at you a mile a minute, while also sneaking in the fact that depending on your friends and family is A-OK! Read more

Chinese Lantern Festival Adds 30,000+ New Visitors

Cary, NC – When the Chinese Lantern Festival first opened in 2015, the town was not sure what its impact would be. Now, after its second year, the festival has almost gotten 100,000 visitors and was responsible for Koka Booth Amphitheater’s first budget surplus. Read more

2017 Oscars Predictions!

Cary, NC – Hello again! It’s my favorite time of year, Oscar time! 2016 was filled with so many incredible and diverse pieces of work and filled with performances by so many wonderful actors, and it’s great to see that this year’s nominees are almost all universally deserved. Read more

Cary Players Fit 400 Years of Shakespeare in 90 Minute Comedy

Cary, NC – Shakespeare is inarguably the most well-known writer in the English language with more than 30 plays to his name. And a new comedy by the Cary Players tries to go through all of those plays, recognizing their beauty and laughing at their silliness. Read more

Lazy Daze Permanently Extended to Two Days

Cary, NC – For the 40th Lazy Daze last year, the Town of Cary made it the biggest one yet at two days. And after an outpouring of support, it is now going to be two days long for the foreseeable future. Read more